Primary pure small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder that responded to carboplatin plus etoposide: a case report and review of the literature


Kaya A. O. , Coskun U., Yildiz R., Gonul I. I. , Karagulle K., Yaman E., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.14, sa.4, ss.703-706, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.703-706

Özet

Primary pure small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (SCCB) is an extremely rare tumor and accounts for less than 1% of all malignant tumors of the urinary bladder This tumor exhibits more aggressive behavior than bladder transitional cell carcinoma. Unfortunately, optimal treatment strategy for this malignancy is still unknown. We present a patient with metastatic primary pure SCCB (stage IV) who responded to carboplatin plus etoposide combination chemotherapy and discuss the relevant current literature.